Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): 3 Days in Barcelona

3 Days in Barcelona
When Mark and I added Barcelona to our France and England trip itinerary, it was only meant to be a way to mark Spain off our country list. We didn’t expect it to be as incredible as it was. Instantly, we realized that using Barcelona as a “map-pin stopover” was doing it a disservice. This is a city that deserves to be given due time to explore all its offerings. Still, we managed to cover a lot of ground in the three days we had, before taking the train up through the South of France. Here are a few of the highlights and recommendations (including some of the sights we didn’t have time to get to ourselves!)

Day 1:

Depending on your preferred style of travel, you may find a city card beneficial. Barcelona offers a tourist card for 3, 4 or 5 days called the Barcelona Card. It includes free public transportation, free admission into 25 sights, and reduced admission into 85 others.

I don’t usually recommend Hop On Hop Off bus tours, as they can be touch-and-go quality-wise. (Don’t get me started on Brussels!) But, when you have limited time in a new city, sometimes a quick and dirty bus tour gets you the exposure you need. Barcelona has a lot to see, and while they have a good transportation system, you might feel more at ease just taking a Hop On Hop Off bus.

This is probably as good a day as any to visit the Sagrada Familia, or Church of the Holy Family – one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona. (Some of the Hop On Hop Off bus tours even ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 3 Days in Barcelona
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sagrada Familia   Casa Vicens   Casa Batllo   Casa Calvet   Casa Mila   Palau Guell   Guell Pavilions   Park Guell   La Boqueria   La Rambla   Placa de Catalunya   The Barcelona Cathedral   Museum of the History of Barcelona   Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum   Erotic Museum of Barcelona   Cera Museum   Barcelona Aquarium   Catalan Parliament   Geological Museum   Barcelona Zoo   Zoological Museum   The Arc de Triomf   La Cascada  
Author: Darlene Fisher
Read it on author's website: http://thirstyjourneys.com/3-days-barcelona/

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